On 26 July, Kargil Diwas, India celebrates 23 years of its victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War. Saluting the supreme sacrifices of heroes while recapturing numerous mountain heights seized in Kashmir by Pakistani invaders. On 26 July 1999, operation Vijay was finished successfully by the brave soldiers.
For celebrating Kargil Diwas, events and programs are held across the country every year on 26 July. In Drass, the Indian Army also celebrated the 23rd Kargil Diwas at the Kargil War Memorial.
Officials of India on Kargil Diwas paid tribute to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil war:
“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of pride and glory of Maa Bharati. On this occasion, my salute to all the brave sons of the country who have proved their valor in the defense of the motherland. JAI HIND!”- Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the 23rd Kargil Diwas.
“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of the extraordinary valor and determination of our armed forces. I bow to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India. All countrymen will always be indebted to them and their family members. JAI HIND!” 15th President Droupadi Murmu paid tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War.
“The entire nation is bowing down to the valor and victory of the Indian Army. Through Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember their sacrifices with a sense of gratitude. I assure the countrymen that every Jawan of the Indian army is dedicated to the security of the nation. We are always ready to face any challenge and make any sacrifice.” – General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command, Lt General Upendra Dwivedi said on Kargil Diwas.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of the indomitable courage and valor of the Indian Armed Forces. Today is the day to be proud as well as to honor and remember our soldiers. With their bravery, the soldiers raised the tricolor again after driving out the enemies from Kargil.” – Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted on Kargil Diwas.
On Kargil Diwas Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays a garland at the National War Memorial in Delhi while paying tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil war.